It’s the most wonderful time of the year: the Christmas season from my perspective
By: Mohamed Ismail
Thanksgiving has well past and it’s time to make way for not only the much anticipated December 25, but the entire Christmas season that goes along with it. In the last edition of Marietta High School’s The Original I described how Thanksgiving was the best holiday, but I have now come to explain how although I do not celebrate Christmas, I do in fact think that it is (just as Andy Williams said) the most wonderful time of the year. The question of what makes the Christmas season so great is tough to explain because there are so many things that could fit into the open ended question. For kids it’s the fear of getting coal under their Christmas tree from their beloved Santa, but once the Christmas season rolls around for some reason everyone (including adults) becomes nicer. Oscar Hampton even claims that “people tend to tip more at Whit’s during the holiday season.” It could be the smell of pinecone, peppermint, and fresh-baked cookies, but everyone is joyful when it comes Christmas. After all it is known as the season to be jolly (fa la la la la la la). Speaking of the song lyric, another reason why Christmas is so great is the festive music. I mean what would the month of December really be without Christmas music blasting on the radios, throughout department stores, and every corner you turn? Realistically, Christmas music makes some of the best music out there, and not only can you play it during the Christmas season, but one could play it in mid-June if they so chose. The bottom line is, Christmas music is great no matter where, when, or what type it is (See Christmas trap music: the peak of all music and maybe even human evolution below). Along with all these great things, the Christmas season comes with its own festive foods. The Christmas cookies, the gingerbread, the eggnog, what’s not to love? It’s something to look forward to every Christmas. And finally, one of the biggest reasons why the Christmas season is my favorite part of the year: the movies. No type of movie genre really beats Christmas movies, because even if I’ve seen National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation twenty times, I can still watch it twenty more times. Really, most Christmas movies are classics and will never die. I mean, I don’t think the holiday season would be the holiday season without me and my family watching Home Alone one and two at least three times respectively At the end of the day, even though I don’t celebrate Christmas, I love the Christmas season just as much as the next guy. With the festivities, better attitudes, music, and movies, what’s not to love? Ultimately, just because I do not celebrate Christmas does not mean I’m a mean old Grinch.